Monday, September 17th, 2012
JoAnne Griggs, 87, Mendon, died Sept. 15, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Mercer County to Darst and Florence Proffitt Dilbone. On May 25, 1946, she married John D. "Jake" Griggs, who died Feb. 7, 2011.
Surviving are a brother, Gordon (Iris) Dilbone, Florida; a sister-in-law, Nova Dilbone, Harrod; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Harold and Douglas Dilbone, and a sister, Martha "Marty" Griggs.
She was a homemaker, worked as a lab technician at the canning factory in Rockford and was a baby sitter in her home. She received a registered nursing degree from Lima Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and worked at the Manatee County Hospital while residing in Florida. She was a member of Mendon First Church of God and the Order of Eastern Star, Rockford.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Dave Wilson officiating. A time of fellowship and a luncheon will be held at the church following the service.
There are no calling hours. Her body was bequeathed to The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Contributions may be made to The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio or the Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be left at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.